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Then and Now: Adam Oates

Adam Oates entered the league quietly and left the league just the same, but the former center was rewarded for his playing career recently when he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. After he joined the Detroit Red Wings during the 1985-1986 season as an undrafted free agent out of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Oates went on to finish 16th on the all-time points list with 1,420. Known as one of the game’s greatest playmakers, Oates finished sixth on the all-time NHL assists list with 1,079, which is more than Gordie Howe and Mario Lemieux. Oates was one of …

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Homer’s Do’s and Doh’s: Carle Trade v. Briere Signing and Pronger Extension v. Leighton Extension

Paul Holmgren became the interim General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2006. That interim title was removed only weeks later on November 11. Holmgren was able to take a team that finished last in the National Hockey League, and rebuild it to make a deep run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals the very next season. Yes, some of Holmgren’s moves have been amazing, but he’s also a guy who has gotten this organization into some hot water with the salary cap and was forced to make deals that were head scratchers to say the least. If you enjoyed …


Podcast: Episode 27, King’s Ransom

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal broadcast as the Los Angeles Kings put the finishing touches on the New Jersey Devils in game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals and discuss Howard Eskin’s recent rumor regarding James van Riemsdyk. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 27 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there!

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Around the Net 06.12.2012

    Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. King of Kings The L.A. Kings are the Stanley Cup Champions. Simon Gagne will now have his name on the Cup: [Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] [CSN Philly] Let the trade rumors begin Howard Eskin says JVR is faking an injury so he won’t get sent to Columbus. Wouldn’t you? JVR says his foot isn’t healed: [] [The 700 Level] [Broad Street Hockey] My take on JVR: His upside is too great to trade for a …



I’ve heard varying reports of the weather out in the Philadelphia area. Most sounding as though it’s been pleasant and mild. I checked it again today. HA! Eighties, often upper 80′s for you now. The glee I feel is that it’s been hot here in Northern Illinois and where I work lacks air conditioning. Misery loves company, right? Finals are over and I have a stack of grading that refuses to lessen despite all my efforts to grade consistently. I’m to clear out my stuff for the summer and go through my many unorganized papers. School’s out for all intents …